Maybe you’re one of those fortunate folks who wakes up in the morning, looks out the window, and sees a cardinal or goldfinch. Maybe you notice a cobweb in the corner of the bedroom and vow to banish it.
Or maybe you’re like me: you stumble out of bed, seeing vague, fuzzy outlines. If you run into someone, you’re unsure who it is unless you squint.
Yes, those of us with sub-par vision experience life in a different way. That’s why I’m grate for companies like Zeiss. In cause Zeiss is a new name to you, let me educate you a bit.
Zeiss Vision (www.vision.zeiss.com) is a global leader in precision optics. With a full line of advanced customized lenses, advanced performance coatings, i.Scription® by ZEISS diagnostic technology and a national laboratory network, Carl Zeiss Vision is dedicated to creating a better visual experience for patients and greater success for eye care practices.
Fun facts about Zeiss:
* Astronauts relied on ZEISS quality lenses to take pictures of the first moon landing.
* Google Earth cameras are equipped with ZEISS precision lenses.
* Nobel Prize winners have relied on ZEISS microscopes for their award-winning research.
* ZEISS camera lenses have been used to film unforgettable movies such as The Lord of the Rings, Slumdog Millionaire and The King’s Speech.
Zeiss has created a website to help consumers learn more about four vision-related topics: facts about vision and lenses, tips for selecting an eye doctor, questions to ask at your next eye appointment, and facts about age-related vision changes.
I spent some time at the website and found it informative and helpful. For instance, I learned that it’s important to encourage children to wear sunglasses. Most of us are vigilant in encouraging sunscreen use among our kids, but we protect their eyes from harmful UV rays much less frequently. And children’s eyes are even more sensitive to sun damage than adults’ are — interesting!
I also found a helpful page with information about the various lens options and coatings. I’m confronted with these each time I order glasses for a family member, and each time I’m a bit flummoxed as to what each option means.
Take a few moments to educate yourself about your family’s visual health at Zeiss. I think you’ll find it interesting.
Thanks to MomSelect and Zeiss for providing a lens care kit and gift card to me in exchange for this post. All opinions stated are my own.